Kidnap Scam

WHAT IS A Kidnap Scam?

Victims get a call from someone claiming that a loved one of the victim has been kidnapped. During the call, victims might hear screaming or crying in the background.

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OF CASES REPORTED
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WORTH OF MONEY LOST
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  • Scammers who claim to know your loved ones' names, but refuse to give you descriptive details
  • Remain calm and tell the caller to identify the kidnapped person
  • Do not transfer money to the caller
  • Contact your loved one immediately to confirm their safety and whereabouts. You can do this while still on the phone with the

What to look out for

  • Scammers who claim to know your loved ones' names, but refuse to give you descriptive details

How to protect yourself

  • Remain calm and tell the caller to identify the kidnapped person
  • Do not transfer money to the caller
  • Contact your loved one immediately to confirm their safety and whereabouts. You can do this while still on the phone with the

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I was told my daughter has been kidnapped!

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